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Building large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria part of plan to reduce state’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050Melbourne’s tram network will become entirely solar-powered under a proposal by the Andrews government to build large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria.The proposal, announced on Thursday, is part of a plan to reduce Victoria’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050
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2017-01-19 00:47:40
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(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week proposed to develop up to 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030 capable of powering 1.25 million homes as the state seeks to lead the nation in renewable energy production.
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2017-01-12 14:07:32
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LONDON (Reuters) - A European Union proposal to impose a levy on ships over their greenhouse gas emissions risks undermining the sector's global efforts to tackle the issue, the UN shipping agency's chief said on Monday.
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2017-01-09 08:10:36
Friday, December 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
In 27 years as environment editor at the Guardian, I have seen both devastation and progress. Now I’m retiring – but I still have hope for the future of the planetIn September 1989, Guardian editor Peter Preston took me to one side. “Environment? Your idea. You do it,” he said. I was on the arts desk and had quite forgotten that, two years earlier, I had proposed that we cover this fast-emerging issue in more depth and with new pages
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2016-12-23 10:00:20
Thursday, December 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Climate scientists worried that President-elect Donald Trump will slash their budgets and sideline their research are entering survival mode, trimming the words "climate change" from study proposals, emphasizing business applications of their work, and safeguarding data that shows global warming is real
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2016-12-15 11:11:12
Monday, December 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
If the proposed Adani mine is not viable without public subsidies then the government are backing the wrong horse
If Malcolm Turnbull does provide $1bn in taxpayer support to the Adani Carmichael coalmine via the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) it will show that while the prime minister may have lost many things in the past 12 months, he has not lost his agility
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2016-12-05 18:13:17
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Commission's proposal to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts would be hasty and bad for the environment, Poland's energy ministry said.
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2016-11-30 08:06:33
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission unveiled a reform of Europe's power grid after 2020 on Wednesday, proposing to cut energy waste, better integrate renewables and phase out subsidies for coal-fired electricity generation.
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2016-11-30 05:06:01
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government on Wednesday proposed a 33 percent increase in its budget for renewable energy projects in 2017, as it attempts to catch up after lagging on its 2020 emission reduction targets.
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2016-11-30 03:36:08
Monday, November 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government proposes to effectively abolish a newly introduced tax on solar energy after heavy criticism from environmental experts and the opposition, the country's finance minister said on Monday.
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2016-11-21 08:01:52
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Investment fund would help wave and tidal power to provide a tenth of the bloc’s power by 2050The EU is proposing to spend hundreds of millions of euros to help the budding ocean energy industry to provide a tenth of the bloc’s power by 2050.
The boost would take the form of a €250m investment fund, with an additional €70m set aside for insurance, loans and guarantees, according to the roadmap for channelling the potential of wave and tidal energy
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2016-11-09 05:51:48
Monday, October 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The Coalition prepares to bring registered organisations bill to crack down on unions while the windfarm commissioner will appear before Senate estimates. As it happened 8.05am BST Estimates will continue into the evening, until 11pm. So let’s wrap for today: 8.00am BST The lively day in Canberra is powering right through to close of business
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2016-10-17 02:06:52
Saturday, October 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A prototype system of dams and turbines in Swansea Bay could provide Britain with a major zero-carbon source of powerBackers of an ambitious proposal to transform the UK’s power supply will learn in the next few weeks if they are to be given the go-ahead to build tidal lagoons to generate electricity
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2016-10-08 13:28:34
Monday, October 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed tweaks to its Renewable Fuel Standard that would allow biofuels to be processed at more than one location and would allow cellulosic ethanol to be made from poplar and willow trees.
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2016-10-03 18:20:37
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment.
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2016-09-22 16:32:25